Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
40 THE LETHBRIDCE HERALD Wednesday, May 9, 1973 Power alterations A daring high-wire act? Not really. Thess pole-climb- ing electricians are making alterations to The Herald's power supply in preparation for the start-up of new presses this summer. The power supply to The Herald will be increased by three times. When the more than million expansion project is completed and the new presses are in service The Herald will be using as much power in one month as TOO average city houses. HEBE'S NEW HOPE FOR THE BLIND VAVCOUVER TCP) A new surgical techrjque which lies restored sight to somo persons I blinded in accidents has besn explained by a eve specialist from the United States. Dr. Lovis Girard of the Texas Medical Cen're h Houston, said i in an interview his invention of a plastic cornea for use on pa- tients whose eyes have been ton badly damaged for corneal transplant, has proved success- ful in 20 per cer.t cf cases. "When corneas are damaged by blast injury or chemical in- jury, routine corneal trans- plant1; often cannot be per- he said. "In such cases, the plastic cornea may be used to replace human tissue." Dr. Girard was here to ad- dress the annual conference of the British Columbia Oto-Oph- thalmological society of eye. ear, ncse and throat specialists. He explained the man-made transplant is a piece of thin, clear plastic which covers the cornea, or colored part of the eye "The plastic is sutured to the j eye, leaving a skirt cf dacro.i i around the Dr Girard .said "This .skill enables the cje (issue to take hold of the new co-nea ard prow around it to keen it in He said results so far have been exciting. "Six patients who h ad been bHnd for 20 ye now can see with 20-20 to 20-40 vision." Dr. Girard performs his deli- cate surgery- under a giant op- tic microscope, using sutures many times finer than human hair. Despite modern advances in eye surgery, blindness is in- creasing, he said. ''People are living longer, and most eye diseases are those of old age." Earlier, Dr. Girard told the conference about a modern method of amoving catar- acts, long used on children, which now can be used on adults II is a technique of cataract removal which eliminates sur- gery. A cataract is opacity of the eye lens or its capsule. Non surgical removal is achieved by inserting two ex- tremely fine, hollow needles into the cje, one on each side. Onp sucks out the cataract substance, the o'.her injects a fluid to retain the shape of the eye. Tanzania digs Nashville sound TORONTO (CP) Nashville country music is popular in Tanzania, a country without own recording stars, says Zu- beri Mkali. He is one of 13 students from the East African country taking a special crash course in radio broadcasting at Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. In May the 12 young men and one woman are to return to their country to join the pro- gramming staff of Radio Tanza- nia, which produces three short- wave services in Swahili and English. There is no television yet so radio is the sole national com- munication medium. Former CBC news broadcaster Larry Henderson last fall recom- mended that Humber teach broadcasting skills to the Tan- zanian youths. The students, financed by their country's government and the Canadian International De- velopment Agency, will help Radio Tanzania evolve away from its mainly music pattern. Two of the is talk pro- grams from the United Nations and the BBC but the rest of the broadcast is filled with music. Only the external service, on the third wavelength and aimed at "freedon fighters" in othsr African countries still under co- Icnial rule, is mostly filled with talk. 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